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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Oct. 30, 2006
  • pp: 10631–10635

Generation of tunable narrowband pulses initiating from a femtosecond optical parametric amplifier

Hang Luo, Liejia Qian, Peng Yuan, and Heyuan Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10631-10635 (2006)

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We report a tunable optical pulse expander capable of producing narrowband long pulses, starting from a femtosecond optical parametric amplifier (OPA), which is based on chirp-matched frequency mixing technique. The device delivers nJ-level pulses with bandwidth of ~0.1 nm and duration of ~45 ps within its tuning range from 1000 nm to 1090 nm. The combination of a femtosecond OPA and a pulse expander may provide synchronized and both tunable femtosecond and tens of picoseconds pulses simultaneously, which should be promising in the applications where both temporal and spectral resolutions are needed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2006
Published: October 30, 2006

Hang Luo, Liejia Qian, Peng Yuan, and Heyuan Zhu, "Generation of tunable narrowband pulses initiating from a femtosecond optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Express 14, 10631-10635 (2006)

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